Hankerson was claimed by the Bills during the final week of the 2015 regular season. He started the season as a starter and contributor for the Falcons. He was injured, then released, then signed and released by the Patriots.
Hankerson played in the final game last season for the Bills but did not record a reception. He caught 26 passes, three for touchdowns, in eight games for the Falcons before he was injured.
A third-round pick of the Redskins in 2011, Hankerson, 27, has 107 career receptions and nine touchdowns.